Tag: gross-motor

gross-motor

Egg Box Toss

Preview or print the attached document. This is a fun game that strengthens visual motor skills, self-control, bilateral integration and balance. This game is best played with heavier coins, marbles, or steel ball bearings. Try loading this activity with a metronome. Begin with…

Balance Board

  Introduction: The Balance Board sheet below describes activities that are appropriate as standalone exercises, but it also provides simple instructions for creating a balance board. This will be crude but effective, and should be used on fairly robust floors…

Ball Juggle

  170 Ball Juggle   Material: Attached document. Small soft ball.   Procedure: • Download and print the attached document. Follow the instructions on the document. • Always begin activities at a level that is not too challenging for the child, then…

Chalkboard Directionality Fixations

  180 Chalkboard Directionality Fixations     Purpose: To develop VSA skills, directionality, and bilateral control under a controlled stress condition. Material: Download and print the attached document. Walking rail (a simple 2×4 is perfect). Paper, pencils, tape, or blackboard/chalk,…

330 String and Dowel

  330 String and Dowel   Download and print, or simply preview the attached document. Equipment: Six-foot length of string, yardstick/meter stick/3 foot dowel (like a short broom stick), colourful thumb tack (so long as you can easily see it…

Yoga

See Also: http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/conted/2013/04/18/yoga-therapy-student-has-unexpected-career/ There is so much, and yet so little, to say about yoga – I could ramble on for many hours about how yoga is beneficial in accelerating and guiding the healthy development of a child, and still…

Role of Exercise in Learning

  From the New York Times AUGUST 10, 2011, 12:01 AM For Better Grades, Try Gym Class By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS   If you want a young person to focus intently in school and perform well on tests, should you first send him…